Awesome infographic showing the allure of Windows Azure, the world’s most powerful cloud platform. Come check out how easy it is to cloud-enable your applications and services, and take advantage of high speed at global scale…
I'm a huge fan of the Bing Image of the Day, and make sure I open my browser to Bing at least once a day to see what the current image is! If you haven’t tried it – go ahead and do so. Just go to http://www.bing.com, and see what image is in store for you today. In this article, you’ll see how you can find this image, download it, and use it in your Windows Store application.
The Windows Store now has the app many of us have been waiting for -- the MLB.TV App. It’s a true Windows Store App, integrating some of the features that make Windows Store Applications distinct when compared with other tablet or desktop apps.
First of all, my favorite feature - it incorporates Snapped and Filled views. So, if you are a Fantasy baseball geek like me, you can track your game while you watch the games on MLB.TV.
Here’s a great video for VS developers. Code snippets are an easy way to get quick answers to your app development challenges, but often Visual Studio litters the new code with red squigglies that will stop you from building.
In this article I’ll take you, step by step, through everything you need to do to build, run, and test a real-world Windows Phone 8 app that’s useful while also being fun and interesting. You’ll build an app that downloads data about the trading prices for a stock ticker that your user enters, performs an analysis on the current price of the stock relative to its historic price using a ‘trading bands’ technique, makes a judgment on the purchase opportunity of the stock at the moment, and renders this as a color.
The Windows Phone 8 development tools – Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone 8 – ship with a terrific emulator that allows you to test your Windows Phone 8 applications in an environment that is very close to what you can do with a real phone. However, with emulation there are always a number of scenarios that cannot be met, so if you are evaluating purchasing a developer device or not, you might want to take a look at this list, and see if emulation is enough. This isn’t necessarily an exhaustive list – so if there’s anything I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments.
If you don’t have it already, you can see an example of how to download the tools, install them and run your first ‘Hello World’ app in the emulator here: http://www.philotic.com/?p=55